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Management

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The Business Administration Major

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Business Administration major focuses on acquiring those competencies that constitute the accepted body of knowledge in the discipline as those competencies apply to administering a for-profit corporate organization. This major is also directed at students who wish to pursue a Masters in Business Administration.

The competencies achieved in the Business Administration major are the ability to:

  • Analyze, within the context of the environment within which a for-profit organization operates, complex business problems, and apply appropriate techniques to solve these problems
  • Evaluate and understand complex ethical issues and develop appropriate policies to address these
  • Conduct quantitative analysis and research appropriate for the management of for-profit organizations
  • Understand and apply management principles and skills, including leadership and interpersonal communication, to engage in effective group work
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Use accounting data to make effective financial and operating decisions
  • Manage operations efficiently in the production of goods and/or services.

The course sequence for a major in business administration is as follows:

Freshmen

    MN 110S Principles of Management and Leadership
    MN 271S Principles of Accounting
    MN 272S Management Information Systems

Sophomores

    EC 281S Microeconomics
    EC 282S Macroeconomics (Micro and Macro may be taken in any sequence)
    MN 260M Statistical Methods in Management and Economics
    MN 278S Business Law

Juniors

    MN 220 Quantitative Methods for Management and Economics (prerequisites: statistics, MN 272S, MN 271S, and EC 281S).
    IB 369S Principles of Marketing
    MN 310 Operations Management
    MN 371 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (prerequisites: statistics and MN 110S)
    MN 377 Introduction to Business Finance (prerequisites: MN 272S, MN 271S, and one of either EC 281S or 282S) OR
    IB 378 Investment Finance (prerequisites: MN 271S and either EC 281S or 282S)

Senior

    MN 372 Accounting II
    MN 376 Human Resource Management
    MN 498 Business Policy and Strategic Management (prerequisite: Senior standing and successful completion of the writing portfolio)

Business Administration majors are required to complete each course with a grade of C- or better. Students who major in business administration may not also major or minor in management.

For course descriptions, see Management, Economics, and International Business.

Fiske Recognition

Fiske Guide 2013 Eckerd College has been recognized for Business in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.

Management at Eckerd

Combined, management majors and business administration majors comprise one of the largest programs of study at Eckerd College, providing many opportunities to interact with students of different perspectives. The department is continuing to grow and foster opportunities for learning and interning abroad.